Thank you for stopping by. I’m Laila, a 26-year-old musician from London. tapeparade began in 2013, and is a combination of my travel, ethical veganism and my thoughts on race and representation. Thanks for stopping by! Occasionally I talk about my career on this blog, but you can also find out more at my professional website,

I’m mixed race, cruelty-free, vegan and a big lover of vintage items. I wrote a whole post on how I think these issues interlink – if you’re interested and want to know more then please just ask. When I’m not at my computer, you can find me making ridiculous props for my rescue snake Princess Maggie, walking dogs on Hampstead Heath, or sifting through the “Sale” section of Beyond Retro.

If you’d like to get to get in touch, or would like to collaborate on tapeparade, then hit me on or on facebook or on twitter @tapeparade. I am open to working with brands as long as I think it will be a good fit for the tapeparade brand. Please drop me an e-mail on with your pitch and I’ll send a copy of my media kit. This blog does contain affiliate links from time to time, all of which are disclosed in the posts themselves.